Website: Allies in Self-Advocacy

This website contains the final report of AIDD’s nine Self-Advocacy Summits in 2011 and 2012.

Blog: Anonymously Autistic

Anonymously Autistic is a blog written by a late diagnosed Autistic adult. Topics covered include coping with having a job and living in the real world independently.

Website: Facebook Page: Arkansas Autism Network

This Facebook page is an on-line and discussion group whose purpose is to bridge the gap between the individual autism support groups and maintain communication regarding autism related issues.

Guide: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want

This curriculum teaches students that knowing how to get supports is a problem-solving skill they will use again and again throughout their lives.

Toolkit: Accessing Home and Community-Based Services: A Guide for Self Advocates

Accessing Home and Community-Based Services: A Guide for Self Advocates is a tool designed to help people with disabilities, families, and friends find and use resources that are available.

Video: Gateway to Self-Determination: Self-Advocacy

In this video, individuals with disabilities describe what self-advocacy is, how it works, and why it’s needed.

Guide: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

This guide offers a brief overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Policy Brief: ASAN: The transition to adulthood for youth with ID/DD: A review of research, policy and next steps

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood.

Webpage: The ACCESS Project: Transition to College

This webpage contains information to help students with disabilities prepare for college while still in high school in order to pave the way for a smoother transition to higher education.

Fact Sheet: Self-Employment Q and A: Successful Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Speak Out

This fact sheet from the Office of Disability Employment Policy explores self-employment for individuals with disabilities.